Finding the Fun in Cross-Training! Part 2: Cycling

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The "Rolling Rocks" bike club at the UW Geology Dept.

Ever wonder why so many runners compete in triathlons?  For most, they went out and bought a road bike, thinking, “Oh, this will make me a much healthier runner”, went on a few rides with friends, and discovered just how much fun it is to ride.  For the second part of this three part series on cross-training for runners, I … Read More

Finding the Fun in Cross-Training! Part 1: Rock Climbing

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The author on the route named "To Defy the Laws of Tradition", rated 5.10a

Note to Readers: Over the next few weeks, we will be adding some new writers to the Technically Running team. Along with the new faces, you can expect to see new topics cropping up, as well as fresh perspectives on subjects Steven and I have addressed before. This will allow us to continue to supply you with great new content … Read More

Basis: The HRM Without a Chest Strap

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Thanks to our friends over on Pinterest, we came across one of the coolest upcoming fitness products we have seen, and a new entry into the 24-hour fitness-tracking arena, the Basis heart monitor.  Basis is able to record calories burned and sleep habits by using a 3D accelerometer, a heart rate monitor, and both temperature and galvanic skin response (yeah, I … Read More

Polar FT4 Review

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The Polar FT4 The Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor Watch is one of the more basic, and less expensive (retails for $99.95), heart rate monitors offered by Polar. On their website, they recommend it for people looking to improve their fitness and “for those who want basic heart rate-based features to keep their fitness training simple.” Because I already use several different … Read More

Put Some Heart (Rate) Into It

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This Christmas, among my many running-themed gifts, I was very excited to receive my first heart rate monitor, the Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor Watch (see the link for a review). But before I offer a full review I wanted to answer the age old question for heart rate monitors…why? Why Use a Heart Rate Monitor? Steven and I are planning … Read More

Kinect + Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

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Every runner worth her (or his) shoes knows that cross training is an important part of a training program. In addition to adding some variety to your running routine, cross training helps to balance your muscle development, maintain or increase your overall cardiovascular fitness and can even decrease your chance of suffering an injury. Steven and I, unfortunately, have been … Read More